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Giant statue of pharaoh unearthed in Egypt

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Giant statue of pharaoh unearthed in Egypt

Post Neon Knight on Tue 11 Apr - 23:05


http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/03/egypt-pharaoh-ramses-statue-discovered-cairo/



Archaeologists from Egypt and Germany have discovered the remains of an ancient Egyptian statue they believe could depict one of history's most famous rulers. The likeness of what may be Pharaoh Ramses II was found submerged in groundwater in a working-class neighborhood of Cairo.

The 26-foot statue is made of quartzite and could be up to 3,000 years old. The Antiquities Ministry in Egypt is hailing the discovery as significant. The remains lack an inscription bearing the pharaoh's name, but the discovery's proximity to a temple devoted to Ramses suggest the statue is of his likeness, the ministry says.

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Re: Giant statue of pharaoh unearthed in Egypt

Post OsricPearl on Tue 22 Aug - 2:13

Well, he did like making statues of himself. Wouldn't surprise me.
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